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of course the biggest culprit of using nuclear weapons in producing nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction is my birth nation the united states and i find it absolutely insane that we sit here and talk about iran's suppose of nuclear weapons program when you know the united states is producing every kind of weapon under the sun is spending more than every other military on the planet combined and it's involved in more war and more death and more suffering than every other nation combined and yet it's sitting there on a pedestal talking about other nations developing weapons of mass destruction it is insane that we even allow them to do this the first nation that needs to disarm without question is the united states. army grieve the loss of every soldier. his mother father brothers and wife will forever grieve as was. grief that was compound about the failing of his army.
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we have a duty to all families of our fallen soldiers given the truth the best we know what its passage we can.
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it was a crazy one steve warning. by his work midnights us home. we were good new carpet installed upstairs i was getting ready to babysit my grandson because my daughter had a whole point so it's a crazy crazy morning and. i thought it was and she forgot she
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forgot her key or had something. in. the soldier steve and. i just. looked at amber and she said. it's like. a door. get here or something wrong with. that i pull up and there is. a car out there with cover plates on it they said just killed. a full paragraph and that's all you know. the family began hearing details about the circumstances surrounding jessie's death within days of the official announcement they had said that. just. his
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humvee was struck. a dump truck had broke the checkpoint and the torch just to be hit just. came out of the top of the turret and they think that he had broken his neck. and that was it was a little. guy now. within an hour of the incident just the arrived at the thirty first combat support hospital in baghdad where he died on the operating table as doctors tried to save his wife jessie was pronounced dead at two thirty five that morning from what doctors at the scene described as. massive blunt abdominal trauma the result of being thrown from the humvee that evening when the doctor examined the results of the post-mortem cat scan he noticed the presence of a bullet in just his back but did not fill out the paperwork to correct the death certificate later in a sworn statement he claimed that jessie did in fact die as a result of a gunshot wound or g s w the final autopsy was performed on jessie's body at dover
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air force base during the autopsy the doctor discovered that jessie had not died from a trauma but from a penetrating gunshot wound to the back the issued a new certificate of death the media only although jessi's officers in iraq were alerted to the change in status the family continued to believe that their son was killed in a traffic accident. on the day of the funeral jessie's family and friends were joined by thousands of canton residents who pay their respects the funeral it was amazing i mean i've never. been to a funeral where even i literally felt the love from the people around the community helped raise him in the community bury him within hours of learning that jesse died from a bullet lodged in his back army officers in iraq knew that jessie was killed by either us or polish forces who opened fire when the driver of the dump truck failed to slow down or heed warnings to stop as gunfire rang out across the traffic circle
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the driver was shot and killed sending his truck careening into jesse's humvee. the search conducted on the dump truck revealed that the driver had no weapons thus officers inferred that the fatal gunshots must have come from u.s. and polish forces firing from positions behind jesse army officers launched an immediate investigation into the friendly fire incident including a ballistics analysis by the u.s. army criminal investigative laboratory within weeks the laboratory confirmed that the bullets extracted from jesse's back contain sufficient i'd. characteristics for comparison purposes and advised of the weapons used by u.s. and polish forces be collected. the final report disclosed that the shots likely came from the sector manned by polish forces the report concluded however that polish forces could not be held accountable for just because the army was concerned about international repercussions in other words because the polish were the third
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largest contingent in the coalition of the willing the army was hesitant to lay blame and anger their allies as a result. i bear just. the end the middle of july i got a copy of the cavalry. and the cause of penetrating. that's first i heard that yes it was shot. friendly fire. i amy at least start calling you know the army was shot he said shot him calling us commanders the moisture. state did you know just. confirm anything. like in february i get the autopsy.
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describes all jesse's injuries. and under circumstances such as friendly fire that's first we heard currently fire was like nine months after i ask the house let's just hit a good soldier to people like. how could they make the mistake of not telling us he was shot not no one is a war at all until i read everything over and seen that the weapons were never collected and i knew they had to get it properly. in hopes of satisfying peggy's questions investigators held a powerpoint briefing for the family the presentation reiterated the army's position that the shots most likely came from the polish sector but that it remained inconclusive they did not mention that a ballistics test would have conclusively identified which weapon fired the fatal bullet during the same presentation the officers noted that the family had been informed that friendly fire was involved within days of the incident immediately
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peggy challenge the officers that's wrong. and they could not prove they could not show anywhere in the notes we want to the second investigation prove that to me show me the casualty assistance officer document everything everything had to be documented show me we were officially told me that while this was friendly fire they couldn't show it because that never happened. never. what i've been trying for a year. if indeed my son is shot at they anybody from the army had told me he was shot nobody nobody frustrated that the army seemed to be of aiding the truth he turned to the press. for more than a year and a half the mother of a fallen soldier has been trying to learn the truth about her son's death jessie's
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mom doesn't know exactly what to believe the family was told he died from internal injuries after a dump truck crashed into his humvee months later she sold this ticket they're trading at the back what's more it was friendly fire. in response to the press coverage of peggy's story the secretary of the army directed the inspector general to open a new investigation into jesse's case in the midst of the new investigation one officer stated that he felt the case had been swept under the rug another officer said he thought investigative officers were walking on eggshells because they felt they couldn't say anything bad about the poles. when the new investigators sought to retrieve the bullets for ballistics testing they made an unnerving discovery that they threw away the. they would treat the bullet from. the bullet he found that would give the army i don't think they do anything out without a novel of regulations they probably can order toilet do and. they have
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a soldier that hopes. for questions they give a medal and say was a hero be good enough for which part of the lie am i supposed to believe. for every body there is a next of kin and for every next of kin a telegram from the adjutant general to mrs rebecca. the secretary of the army has asked me to express his deep regret that your husband. died in vietnam on fourteen november one thousand nine hundred sixty five throughout history families have waited anxiously for word about the health and well being of their loved ones on the front lines during world war one the war department introduced a formal policy for informing families when a loved one was lost in battle to my knowledge they received a telegram saying the secretary of war is quite sorry that your loved one has been
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killed in action just what happened was a soldier in that unit would write the family and say johnny really got shot by. in which case then the family would start asking questions demand an investigation or or an official explanation. of the famous incident that carol burnett made to tell told asian movie i think that's what happened there if i recall correctly somebody in the unit communicated with the family and they subsequently went questions of. what happened. and similar incidences. where the families did become involved and did ask questions. probably brought this change of policy in the movie friendly fire starring carol burnett appeared on a.b.c. in the fall of one thousand nine hundred seventy nine based on the struggles of
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iowa farmers peg and gene mall in the film depicts their fight to obtain information about their son's tragic death in a foxhole in vietnam as a result of shrapnel from a u.s. artillery barrage. for outstanding drama friendly fire raise public awareness. the lack of information provided the families of the fallen and likely was the driving force behind the subsequent changes in policy instituted by the department of defense within five years of the film's release the pentagon established casualty reporting regulations that specifically addressed friendly fire for the first time regulations dictated that the army inform families of the inflicting force involved and stipulated that reports should include circumstantial evidence as long as it's made clear where facts and supposition begins. was now mandated to notify families of situations where friendly fire was even suspected. the integrity of this new policy would be tested in gulf war one.
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with the economic ups and downs in the final month. the deal sank and the rest. will be if we can all three. i was thinking somehow i had to come back because mom was waiting for me. i just knew that everything would be fine for some reason they were so confident because we were going to get married officially after he came back. in line. with the militants decided to try and
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break through the. screaming grenade. explosions on his back. it was the rule and it was all over all of us. we know that our comrades on our commander won't leave us no matter how tough it gets we're a team. you're forgetting was a senior in his military trio. you know he knew that if he didn't smother that grenade with his body more of just comrades would die and he gave his own life to save us friends. by the time the vietnam war ended. the image of the united states military in american society was that the military was rather bumbler.


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